Decade Watch - Results of the 2009 Survey

Decade Watch, an initiative of Roma activists supported by the Open Society Foundations and the World Bank, has issued Decade Watch: Results of the 2009 Survey, its third report assessing government action toward implementing commitments made under the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015.

Decade Watch, an initiative of Roma activists supported by the Open Society Foundations and the World Bank, has issued Decade Watch: Results of the 2009 Survey, its third report assessing government action toward implementing commitments made under the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015.

The two previous Decade Watch reports assessed the Decade Action Plans, the institutional arrangements for implementing those plans, and government measures in place in the Decade’s four priority areas: education, employment, health and housing.

With the 2009 report, Decade Watch changed its focus from evaluating these "inputs" to providing an assessment based upon the independent—and subjective—opinions of 300 experts, who commented on both the current situation of Roma in their countries and progress made in the integration of Roma over the last five years.

The questionnaire they answered focused on the Decade’s priority areas and also posed questions regarding the involvement and participation of Roma in the policy process, levels of integration and discrimination, the priorities of Roma-related policy and the gender-sensitivity of measures introduced by governments.

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Source: Open Society Roma Initiatives, 18 October 2010

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